There's a wealth of great music coming up, including jazz singer and master balladeer Ed Reed, 24-year-old saxophonist Sam Previn, HowellDevine and the Freight Fiddle Summit.
A corner building covered in clouds was once the haunt for some of the world's most influential musicians. Subway Guitars owner Fatdog still oversees a vibrant music community hub.
Drummer Jemal Ramirez is orchestrating a farewell, multi-musician session Monday at Fantasy Studios. Also recommended: House of Faern at CJC and Hamilton de Holanda at the Freight.
Drummer/composer Alan Hall and vocalist Emy Tseng both perform this weekend at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.
When artists can record albums on their laptops, recording in a professional studio is now more the exception than the rule.
Since Fantasy Studios moved to Berkeley in 1971, the company has produced numerous Academy Award-winning films and gold and platinum records.
The most prodigious Bay Area saxophonist of his generation and the funk and soul-infused Extra Nappy play a rare East Bay gig Saturday night at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Recommended: Flamenco Gypsy jazz ensemble Barrio Mancouche at Freight & Salvage Sunday; also at the Freight tonight — the inventive Cuban pianist/composer/arranger Edgar Pantoja.
Faye Carol has long captivated audiences with her soulful authority and she has found an ideal home in The Back Room where she kicks off a Sunday residency on June 3.
Diana Gameros opens for Mexican superstar Natalia Lafourcade at the UC Theatre Tuesday; Irene Young joins brimming cast of women for breast-cancer fundraiser at the Freight Sunday.
The great Barbara Dane celebrates her 91st birthday and the release of the new anthology, 'Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs' Thursday at Freight & Salvage.
Grammy Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill arrives in Berkeley Saturday for Radio-Active Resistance at the UC Theatre, a major fundraiser for KPFA and DACA support services.